Environment

Porto Business School has an urban vegetable garden and it will be delicious

Porto Business School has an urban vegetable garden on its rooftop. This project was jointly developed with the Portuguese startup Noocity, which enable to set up a low-tech, ecological and efficient garden in the PBS rooftop. This urban vegetable garden has 70 grow beds and extends for circa 114 m2.

Porto and Guimarães host the online EEF on “people and planet for the green Transition”

Circa 200 policy makers from across Europe take part in a meeting of the Eurocities Environmental Forum that started yesterday and continues until Friday, 30th April. The meeting is jointly organised by the Municipalities of Porto and Guimarães and is held in an online format, owing to the current pandemic. The green transition amid the pandemic is the key issue on the table.

Tree power with Porto City Hall

The first trees of the programme "Se tem um jardim, temos uma árvore para si" [“If you have a garden, we have a tree for you”, free translation] by Porto City Hall have already been distributed. The Municipality of Porto has circa three thousand trees to offer to residents in Porto or to institutions with private gardens and yards within the city of Porto. Since the start of the campaign, in the end of March until the 12th April, 482 applications were submitted and 1405 trees were allocated.

Porto extends organic waste collection to 60% of the population

Today, International Earth Day, the campaign Porto Orgânico kicks off in the city of Porto with the outlining goal of extending the selective collection of organic waste in Porto housing areas. This programme incorporates approximately 60% of the city’s population, and the collection of circa 7 thousand tons/year of organic waste.

Mobile waste container for hazardous waste is on the street

The Municipality of Porto and Lipor will start to collect hazardous urban waste that was not allowed into waste bins thus far, namely dye waste and solvents, CD’s and DVD’s, and cork stoppers. The new mobile waste container is placed in the recycling yards of Antas and Prelada. In line with the sustainability policies of the Municipality of the city, Porto Ambiente will be able to guarantee the handling of such hazardous waste in the Invicta.

Campo Alegre Botanic Park in Porto: 13 hectares of sheer feel good space

Campo Alegre Botanic Park, in Porto, offers circa 13 hectares of sheer feel good space, crowned with varied tree species and flowers. This is another fresh take within the green spaces the city of Porto abundantly offers. And we could all use some added wellness. Enjoy!

Queimódromo, in the City Park, is on its way to becoming greener

The works at the City Park have kicked off. The endeavour includes the renaturation of circa 6.500 square metres of paved area in the Queimódromo, which will be a green area, with the planting of around 2.800 trees and bushes. These works are held in the framework of the third and last phase of the City Park’s renovation works, according to the project by professor and landscape architect Sidónio Pardal.

Waste levels are decreasing in Porto area: the population produces less garbage and recycles more

In 2020, Lipor received over 60 thousand tons of material to recycle and 40 thousand tons of selectively collected biowaste and found that there is a reduction in the overall waste production. The pandemic accounts for one of the factors, but much is due to the awareness of residents where Lipor operates.

Porto is well aware of the importance of trees in the city: here’s why

Porto City Hall has resumed the monitoring of planted areas with indigenous species in the city, under the Biospots network, which had been interrupted in 2020, due to the pandemic. This initiative is held in the framework of the FUN Porto, the 100 thousand Urban Native Tree planting project in Porto Metropolitan Area that will now include the monitoring of the irrigated areas of Regado and Francos.

Porto tackles palm catterpillar infestation in Passeio Alegre

The Municipality of Porto already started the palm plantation at the Jardim do Passeio Alegre and also at the Avenida de D. Carlos I, to replace the ones that had to be removed, last December, due to a palm caterpillar’s infestation.